The song Love is Gone; lyrics, composition and arrangement by Melis Bilen.
The song Dark In The Eyes; lyrics and composition by Melis Bilen.
Melis Bilen is singing Askin Kucagina Fena Oturduk in the special episode of New Year’s Night programme in Cyprus Tv.
Turkish lyrics by Melis Bilen and music byAlicia Keys.
Turkish lyrics by Melis Bilen and music by Rodney Jerkins.
My Lips Are Sealed
Time: Present time, Q&A segment of the final workshop
Place: Any space equiped to hold a Vagina Convention
Advisor: Gail Garrisan
Stage Manager: Sahid Arnaud Pabon
They say to write what you are passionate about and in this time of my life… its vagi-nas. Not the vagina itself (though it is beauti-ful) I’m more interested in what she stands for, her voice or shall we say her lack of one. I am proud to be a woman in this day in age, now if only society would let me be the God-dess I really am! We are all born with happy little clams and unfortunately as we grow up that clam sometimes can decide to close up on us for various reasons. Why does that happen? What in our past silences our voice!? How can we move forward and allow her to speak again? China doesn’t know all the answers but what she might know is a key for further understanding. China has a gift, she is a vagina whisper and you’d be shocked if you could hear what she hears (or can’t hear)! And like many she wants the same, to find your inner beauty (literally) and to be HEARD!
I would first like to thank all the miraculous and inspirational women in my life: My mother Michelle, Terry Nicolini, Gail Garrisan, Patrice Bailey, Natalia Hunt, Estela Vrancovich, Felicia Kurtz, Barb, Pam, Ashley, Alyssa, and Gerardo! To the ever so handsome Sahid for stepping in so open armed, you’re the sweetest! To Mark for being a lifesaver and for making me “google dat shit”! Thank you to my family for their never ending support and loving me for who I am. Especially to my father who accepts the fact I need to talk about vaginas in public! To my Honeybadgers of 2013- I can’t be-lieve this is OUR year! I love you guys truly and deeply! Finally to China, I hope after this you can see how beautiful you truly are! Inside and out! Go get’em Kitty!
P.s- No need to point my feet Mom!
This show is for Kalea and for EVERY woman who has ever felt less than they are!
Audience participation is encouraged!
*This show contains Adult Language/Content
Turkish lyrics by Melis Bilen and music by Lara Fabian and Igor Krutoy.
MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 was the OFFICIAL BEAUTY DAY Cinema Paradiso with our fundraiser "HELLO GORGEOUS" . Raffel winners won make overs from a team of make up artists and hair stylists from Encore Salon. Health and beauty tips were given and there was even a botox demonstration!
The song Olacak Olur Hayatta; lyrics and composition by Melis Bilen.
The songThat’s the Story; lyrics and composition by Melis Bilen.
Norton Highlights British Fashion and Design During WWII with
Keep Calm and Carry On: World War II and the British Home Front, 1938-1951
West Palm Beach, FL (Sept. 18, 2012) –When the British government produced the poster “Keep Calm and Carry On” in 1939, it was a rallying cry for the public, and a demonstration of a new collaboration between the government and the creative class. The Norton Museum of Art opens its special exhibition season exploring the ways in which artists, designers, architects, and filmmakers in Great Britain bolstered a nation and helped win the war on the home front. Keep Calm and Carry On: World War II and the British Home Front, 1938-1951, opens Nov. 1, 2012 and runs through Jan. 20, 2013. (Companion programming includes the four-part series, Keep Calm and Carry On: British Films with Scott Eyman. Eyman, literary critic and arts writer for The Palm Beach Post, is a noted film historian and author.)
“Virtually every member of England's creative class, from fashion designer Hardy Amies to arts leader Kenneth Clark and writer Noel Coward, helped fight the war at home, not only by creating innovative designs that saved essential wartime materials, but also by injecting style, beauty, and high culture into the harsh realities of wartime life," said Donald Albrecht, curator of the exhibition, who will provide insight during a discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 (Barry Day, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and Trustee of the Noel Coward Foundation will discuss growing up in England during the Blitz at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.)
Keep Calm and Carry On examines design between 1938 and 1951, the years immediately before, during, and after England’s participation in the war. The exhibition is divided into three sections:
• Design for Fashion and Beauty, which features women’s dresses—some by couturier to the royal family Hardy Amies—and uniforms from the era, a clothing rations book, and copies of British Vogue.
• Design for Shelter and Protection, which highlights air-raid shelter designs and drawings, and domestic objects, including utility furniture.
• Design for Entertainment and Propaganda, which demonstrates the ways graphic designers and filmmakers shaped the nation’s behaviors and attitudes from encouraging women to enter the workforce and plant victory gardens to imploring everyone to “keep calm and carry on.”
For greater context of the social, cultural, and political dimensions of the struggles on the home front, the exhibition will include clips from films and radio programs that were popular during the era. Vintage photographs also will help visitors understand what daily life on the home front looked like.
The exhibition will begin with the preparations for war in 1938 and will end with a coda devoted to the major design events in the years directly following the war that were pivotal in Britain’s conversion from a wartime nation to a peacetime nation. Included are objects and images from the 1946 Britain Can Make It exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the 1948 Olympics, the 1948 Earl’s Court Auto Show, and the 1951 Festival of Britain, a government organized exhibition that highlighted Britain’s contributions to industrial design, architecture, science, technology, and the arts.
“The Norton exhibition will continue to explore the ideas and work presented in the MFA Boston’s excellent, focused exhibition Beauty as Duty: Textiles and the Home Front in WWII Britain,” said Norton Executive Director Hope Alswang. “World War II and the austerity measures that came along with it were pivotal in ushering a new era of modernism in Great Britain. The British creative class came together to support the war effort, unify the nation, and maintain morale, and, in the process, created a more egalitarian society. It’s been a fascinating road of discovery and we’re eager to share our new knowledge with our visitors.”
The song Pamuk Kalplim; lyrics, composition and the arrangement by Melis Bilen.
The physical beauty of Miami as well as access and availability to parks, playgrounds and green spaces
ABOUT Our Miami Project:
Our Miami is a project of The Miami Foundation developed in association with an important three-year study called Soul of the Community. Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Soul of the Community surveyed residents of metropolitan Miami (and 25 other cities nationwide) to explore and understand what residents like most about where they live and which factors play the biggest roles in connecting people to their place.
To evaluate these qualities in greater depth, The Miami Foundation partnered with the Metropolitan Center at Florida International University. FIU gathered data in each category to better understand the degree of alignment and/or variance between Miamians perceptions and reality.
The Miami Foundation asked, “What can we do to make our place, our city more attractive to an increasingly mobile and global society?”
Armed with powerful new data, The Miami Foundation and its partners will use Our Miami to explore how Miamians can make improvements that will nurture a stronger sense of community and advance the quality of life for all area residents.
Our Miami coupled with the Beacon Council’s One Community | One Goal report augment years of national research that clearly shows attracting young, talented and creative people to your place will grow the economy faster than other more traditional measures of economic development and at the same time it fosters a deeper sense of community.
The song “Dreamscapes”; lyrics, composition and the arrangement by Melis Bilen.
The song Dark In The Eyes; lyrics and composition by Melis Bilen.
The song Instability; lyrics and composition by Melis Bilen.